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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Spend Nothing on Gas

Many people in the United States have been dissatisfied after series of gas price hike occurred in the world market. Their wages are only good enough to be spent on fuels alone, rather than to be spent for food, family leisure, and in buying their wants and needs for everyday living. The same situation can be pointed out on people across the globe, who are also getting frustrated on the high cost of diesel and gasoline.

Some of the solutions being proposed by several nations are alternative fuels for diesel and gasoline. For instance, they have suggested and experimented on using liquefied petroleum gas or LPG and biofuel from plants that can potentially produced the same quality of fuel energy. Other people from other countries even conducted a test on the viability of using water and recycled cooking oil as an alternative fuel to power a car’s engine.

But many of these proposed alternative fuels are yet to be tested and proven to be safe. Another possible issue that can be pointed out is that there are not enough raw materials to be used for these, such as for biofuels.

In the United States, many people have long been experimenting on converting the car’s internal combustion engine to run on electricity. The results of the research study and the series of test lead to the approval of big companies to consider manufacturing electrically converted cars, or put up for sale electric car conversion kits that will aid citizens to transform their car in order to save money on gas fuels. In fact, in the United States alone, there are hundreds of companies selling converted cars, and thousands of hobbyists who are very fond of doing the process for customers who are willing to get rid of that old-fashioned combustion engine.

The process of converting a car to run on electricity involves the elimination of the entire internal combustion engine, and installing an electric motor. Batteries are then added, and a wire system is connected on essential parts of the vehicles that need to be powered by electricity. The entire process will cost for about US$ 7,000 and above, but there is a guarantee that the car owner will be able to save much money after diesels and gasoline are eliminated in the picture.

There are electric car conversion kits available, and it comes in two types. The custom kit that is specially made for a specific type of vehicle, and the universal type that can be used on any type of vehicle, like cars and light trucks. Each type of conversion kits comes with different tools, depending on what type of car is to be converted. Just like with the universal type, the tools that are usually included are advance DC motor, adaptor, contractor, controller, pot box, circuit breaker, fusible links, amp gauge, volt gauge, shunt, charger, cables, and the rechargeable batteries.

All about Oxygen Sensor Solutions

As a backgrounder, your oxygen sensor works like this: placed inside of your exhaust pipe, the oxygen sensor detects the ratio of air and gasoline your engine is fed. If the mixture is too rich or too lean than the oxygen sensor adjusts the amount of fuel entering your engine accordingly. The wrong mix of gasoline and oxygen can increase pollutants that exit your vehicle – thereby harming the environment — as well as potentially causing your catalytic converter to fail or even damage your engine. So, a properly working oxygen sensor is a must for any vehicle.

There are some clear signs that your oxygen sensor is no longer functioning. They can include:

–A rotten egg odor emitting from the exhaust.

–A reduction in fuel economy.

–Your catalytic converter fails unexpectedly.

–Exhaust emissions reach undesirable levels.

–Your engine surges or hesitates.

You can diagnose the problem yourself if you have access to the right tools including a digital voltmeter, an oxygen sensor socket, and a propane enrichment device. These specific tools, along with a proper Haynes or Chilton manual by your side, should be all that you need to determine if the oxygen sensor is no longer working. If it has failed, than consider ordering your replacement part online through a reliable wholesaler such as the Oxygen Sense shop to obtain a high quality OEM part at discounted prices. Once your part has arrived than all you will need is one or two automotive wrenches to accomplish the job. Again, reference your car’s manual for exact instructions.

Information about Alloy Wheels

When you have the tyres fitted ask the fitters to attach the weights for balancing on the inside of the wheel.

Whilst a large proportion of alloy wheels are chrome remember that they can be painted any colour you wish. Dark coloured, matt finish alloy wheels have a sleeper, understated look. When choosing your tyres try and pick one with a wide wall, this will go some way to prevent scratching if the wheels are kerbed whilst parking etc.

Handling can be improved with the fitting of spacers between the wheel and hub, this will help to improve the handling of the car by widening the footprint. Split rim alloy wheels are basically a wheel in two parts fastened together with nuts and bolts, they are generally wider and can fill a wheel arch much better and allow for a wider tyre to be fitted.

Remember that your safety and the safety of other road users comes first and when buying alloy wheels if they are much bigger than the standard fit for your car then the suspension will need to be realigned to ensure good handling.

Info of Driveway Auto Detailer

WHEEL or RIM CLEANING

These also must be cool to the touch and out of direct sunlight – especially the chrome or aluminum types. If you clean them when they are hot – some cleaners will stain them – so be very certain to buy that cleaner that is recommended for your specific wheel type and finish. If unsure about your wheel finish – buy a cleaner that is labeled safe for all types of wheels. There are several brands of cleaners that contain no lye or acid….these are the best for all of us ‘driveway cleaners’. Depending on your style of wheel – you might consider buying a ‘Christmas tree-type’ of brush [this refers to the shape of the brush] to get inside spokes or small areas within the wheel in order to ensure that all the collected brake dust is eliminated. To complete the wheel cleaning – use a terry rag or sponge to wipe down the wet wheels paying close attention to the undersides of the ‘spokes as well as where they meet the rim.

Tip: rubber gloves will protect your hands from corrosive brake dust.

Necessary products: All – purpose or specific wheel cleaner, wheel brush, and ‘tire shine’. Tire Shine comes in several variations – liquid, gel, or foams. Be very choosy as you don’t want this to ‘splash’ all over your wheels and car.

WASHING

Tip: Do not use the same bucket for washing the car as you did for washing the wheels. Brake dust is corrosive and any left in the bucket will harm your painted finish.

Again….out of the sun and only with a cool car [temperature, that is]. It is super – important that you keep your car wet throughout the washing process in order to avoid streaking or water spots.

Your initial mission is to rid your vehicle of super grimy areas around the bumpers and side bottoms. If necessary, use a ‘Bug & Tar’ cleaner with a soft brush [ boar’s hair ] to wipe down those areas without scratching the paint. These products ‘cut’ the chemicals or bug remains and prevent smearing the remnants all over the car.